us tonight. >> hey, good to be back with you, ed. >> i guess we're going to let you go home after 30 years. i don't like it, but i guess that's just the way it is. i appreciate you so much what you've done. you're a tell it like it is kind of guy. what needs to happen, tom, in order to stop these cuts from taking place? >> well, first of all, ed, i thought your introduction laid it out very clearly. what i want to hear from the president tomorrow night is a pro-growth, pro-jobs rebuild the middle class kind of speech. he needs to lay it on the line that we need to invest in our country and rebuilding jobs and rebuilding the middle class. now you laid out some of this stuff. when you hear the republicans talk, ed, about we got to cut this, we got to cut this, we got to cut this, it's almost like they're saying we're poor. the united states, we're poor, we're broke. the fact is, ed, we are the richest nation in the history of the world.